John’s family escaped to Canada in 1929, settling on an irrigation farm in Coaldale, Alta. To find peace, he attended Coaldale Bible School, and there, he accepted Christ as Saviour. John and Annie were baptized together in Coaldale in 1955. In 1959, they moved to Vauxhall, Alta., where they farmed and raised their family. They retired to Lethbridge, Alta. Due to declining health, they moved to a seniors’ residence. After Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) took John’s ability to speak and eat, he gave a clear testimony of his faith in his Saviour in writing. His life demonstrated his love for Jesus.